July 25, 2019 | By Catherine Bertini, Thomas Weiss, Brian Hanson

Deep Dish: Does the United Nations Do Anything Useful?

With the return of national populism to global politics, multilateral organizations such as the United Nations have come under renewed scrutiny. Yet the UN is much more than just colorful speeches from leaders each September in New York and vetoed resolutions in the Security Council. The Council’s Catherine Bertini, a former executive director of the UN World Food Programme, and Thomas G. Weiss, the Council’s global governance fellow on sabbatical leave from the CUNY Graduate Center, join Deep Dish to discuss the future of the United Nations and why the United States should lead its renewal. Also read Bertini's new report Leading Change in United Nations Organizations here.

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